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    Working at Cerner

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Multi cultural environment
    Access to the latest technologies

    Cons

    The use of pay by performance "culture" which is misleading as after getting excellent reviews most people gets dissapointed when they received their compensation reviews which result in poor levels of attrition of talented people.
    Expectations to work ulimited overtime with no or very little compensation for that work effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To review the pay by performace approach including objectives criteria to allow people to know exactly what will be the rewards once expected performance is delivered.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect
    Current Employee - Technical Architect

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Great Training and support for employees to grow their knowledge.

    Cons

    None specifically - general frustration with staffing levels and recruitment approaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work lower down heirachy to understand stresses and strains of teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    The environment, it's a fast paced structure where promotion is possible from within for anybody, the reward of your hard work is not always recognized but it's a great feeling to be part of the healthcare revolution.

    Cons

    I would say that the main downside of working at Cerner is the compensation policy and transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the compensation scheme.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    As an experienced hire - know your worth & be sure to negotiate suitable salary on entry

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Recognition of hard work and abilities by providing opportunities to develop & grow, by progressing/moving into senior roles (however this is often for min 1 year min for no additional pay)

    Cons

    1) 'Pay for Performance' concept is not always delivered as deserved at annual review 2) Empty promises to staff 3) Giving staff "opportunities" to grow often lead to staff being taken advantage of and not being compensated for more than 1 + year, regardless of being fully competent and performing in the role (Note & beware - annual reviews & increases occur in SEPT/OCT, rather than usual Jan or April!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Stop giving empty promises, it creates an untrusting environment. * Reward commitment & hardwork with earned & deserved 'pay for performance' incentives. * Employees are people, not numbers - ASK them first how they feel about moving projects, dont just assume its OK. Remember we want happy, satisfied staff

    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, shame about the money

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    There's a good atmosphere at Cerner. You get to work with a lot of great technologies, really see them applied in hospitals and get to meet clinical staff. In the UK, the atmosphere is relaxed and the focus is all on 'the project' - there's no petty politics like i've seen in some of my former jobs - team work does happen and it's great to be a part of. The people are friendly and sociable and the work is interesting.

    It terms of career progression, it's good. If you are good at your job, you'll see promotions fairly quickly. Management are keen to identify good talent.

    There is also a large emphasis on the initial training stages.

    Cons

    In terms of London - the compensation package is not adequate. I have known many colleagues leave after 18 months to move onto much higher salaries.

    I have seen a complete disregard for work-life balance. There are many work-aholics who think nothing of working late or over a weekend. There are no general policies for on-call (unless you are in particular support teams) and no 'days in lieu' policies.

    In terms of being a technologist - the core database scripting language is proprietary and no use if you move outside of Cerner hospital systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review compensation packages.. Graduates in London can do a lot better and realise it. Put 'time in lieu' and on call policies in place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intelligent, well balanced, looking to the future of healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Company that cares about patient care and the employees who work for them

    Cons

    No issues that I could report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty legit. Healthcare coverage, stock purchase plan, 401K match and profit sharing are all great.

    Casual, laid-back environment

    Lots of activities for associates to meet, mingle, make friends

    If you don't travel, work life balance is great.

    Cons

    After changing job titles, it is difficult to receive compensation comparable with other associates in a role.

    On-campus cafeteria is expensive.

    Redundant processes and personnel need to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate redundant processes and provide better training for specific tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging projects, and lots of room for career growth.

    Cons

    Work hours can vary based on project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Cerner has some of the greatest employees that will make you feel at home and enjoy your job. While we always get work done, we have fun doing so.

    Cons

    There are no cons other than doing tedious work, but that comes with every job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Quick growth means fast responsibilities
    Casual, young atmosphere
    Great managemetn

    Cons

    Brand recognition isn't great outside of the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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